The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by Camden-based American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, recently announced it awarded a combined total of $1 million to 23 organizations in 11 states, supporting communities served by American Water through the 2023 Water and Environment Grant Program.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is delighted to partner with eligible organizations across American Water’s footprint to provide equitable and accessible projects and programs focused on clean water, conservation, environmental education and water-based recreation,” Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation, said. “The Water and the Environment Grant Program allows us to continue to focus on our core passion of water while engaging community members in learning how every drop counts.”
The Water and the Environment Grant is part of the Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, which focuses on three pillars of giving: water, people and communities. The total award of $1 million will support high-impact projects and initiatives that further American Water’s commitment to supporting environment, social & governance, as well as inclusion, diversity & equity.
Grant recipients impact communities that align with American Water’s regulated state subsidiaries in New Jersey, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Regional events to celebrate local efforts are forthcoming.
Due to the volume of grant applications received, each application was evaluated on a competitive basis as the charity aimed to fund programs with a strong impact and measurable outcomes within its funding priorities.
Learn more about the American Water Charitable Foundation and the 2023 Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program here.